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Three weeks to go to TPM!

16 June 2014/Categories: PTRC News


Have you ever wondered whether it’s possible to take out a lane of a busy urban dual-carriageway to give more space to buses and cyclists without causing horrific queues? Pondered whether the idea of floating bus stops works in practice? These are some of the measures implemented on Lewes Road, Brighton, which Robin Reed and Richard Hearle of Mott MacDonald will be discussing at this year’s TPM. 

Mark Honey from TfL will be presenting the latest developments on Crossrail 2 – how this scheme will benefit the wider London rail network and what the next steps are for the project. For anyone trying to scrape a number of small funding sources together to deliver station improvements, Southwark Council’s Simon Philips’ frank account of regeneration works at Queens Road Peckham Station is a presentation not to be missed. 

 If the value of travel time savings used in scheme appraisal is something you’ve ever questioned, Jeff Tjiong of CH2M Hill’s paper promises to explain some of the history behind the figures used today and reveals whether these are in need of a fundamental review. 

The plenary sessions for both days are focussed on the question of future challenges for urban transport and how to overcome them. We have an excellent selection of keynote speakers, including Louise Elman MP, Isabel Dedring, Professor David Metz, Stephen Joseph OBE and Dr David Quarmby CBE lined up to give their views on this topic. 

 For anyone staying for two or more nights, overnight accommodation is available in halls of residence at the excellent rate of just £51 per person per night. There will be a study tour and social event the night before the conference for people traveling up on Tuesday afternoon, and for anyone staying on after the conference, the Transport Planning Society are holding their annual barbeque in London on the 3rd July. If you’re from a Local Authority, don’t forget that the two-for-one rate means that you can access the conference from as little as £150 per person, which includes the awards dinner. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Emma Cockburn

Emma Cockburn
Head of Technical Development, PTRC

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